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Jim Borgman has been the Enquirer's editorial cartoonist since 1976. Borgman has won every major award in his field, including the 1991 Pulitzer Prize, the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 1993, and most recently, the Adamson Award in 2005 as International Cartoonist of the Year. His award-winning daily comic strip Zits, co-created with Jerry Scott, chronicles the life of 15-year-old Jeremy Duncan, his family and friends through the glories and challenges of the teenage years. Since debuting in July 1997, Zits has regularly finished #1 in reader comics polls across America and is syndicated in more than 1300 newspapers around the world.

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Friday, November 09, 2007

$100 a Barrel


29 Comments:

at 11/10/07, 12:32 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

it would have been perfect with tiffany green

 
at 11/10/07, 4:26 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Incendiary!

 
at 11/10/07, 9:47 PM Blogger Terrence said...

Really like the tree. Do you have a special technique for drawing evergreens versus deciduous? (by the way, thanks for the tips on drawing bricks some weeks/months back)

 
at 11/11/07, 8:04 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another fine mess Bill Clinton
got us into.

 
at 11/11/07, 8:19 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I blame God. Giving us the internal combustion engine and then putting most of the oil in countries that don't like us Christians.

 
at 11/11/07, 8:31 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 8:19 AM said:

I blame God. Giving us the internal combustion engine and then putting most of the oil in countries that don't like us Christians.

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God gave us plenty of oil here in the U.S.A. In 1997 President Clintn VETOED a bill that would have move forward with ANWER oil drilling. Clinton said "We will not see benefits from this for ten years anyway". Well a geat big DUH!!!!, it is now ten years later.

There is billions of oil offshore, and the DEMOCRATS have opposed going after it.

God gave 18 BILLION barrels of oil off shore of Brazil; this was recently discovered. Look for some hippie-enviro waco to oppose drilling for that oil.

In his wisdom, President Bush has pushed for ANWAR and offshore drilling only to be met with resistance by the likes of Al Gore and a handfull of enviro kooks.

 
at 11/11/07, 9:40 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

can anyone tell me what other countries have a political party that ensures that country will not drill for oil to help it be self sufficient and not dependent on oil rich nations that stick it to us?
ANWR sits untapped thanks to the party of the ass and their wacked environmentalist supporters.

 
at 11/11/07, 10:13 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 9:40 AM Anonymous said:

can anyone tell me what other countries have a political party that ensures that country will not drill for oil to help it be self sufficient and not dependent on oil rich nations that stick it to us?
ANWR sits untapped thanks to the party of the ass and their wacked environmentalist supporters.

-------------EXCELLENT OBSERVATION.

And to think that Hillary Clinton may be the next President of the United States is quite a scary thought, ain't it? The entire concentration of the Hillary Administration will be to redistribute from those who worked and studied hard to those who did not pay attention in high school.
ANWAR OIL WILL SIT UNTAPPED.

 
at 11/11/07, 2:18 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

List of known oil reserves by country: (according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_reserves)
Saudi Arabia: 262 gigabarrels
Iran: 133 gigabarrels
Iraq: 112 gigabarrels
UAE: 98 gigabarrels
Kuwait: 97 gigabarrels
Venezuela: 78 gigabarrels

The US: 21 gigabarrels (including ANWAR)

Canada has an estimated 180 gigabarrels but 95% is in oil sands which costs more than traditional to extract)

You can shout ANWAR or offshore all you want but even if we drilled EVERYWHERE in the US we would not come close to what is found in countries that HATE us. That was my only point. I was not trying to pick political sides.

But now that you mention it. If George Bush would have put the $400 billion he WASTED in Iraq into alternative fuel research maybe the US would be the leader in that field (within the next 10 years) and could export our knowledge instead of importing everything!

 
at 11/12/07, 1:19 AM Anonymous Schottzie03 said...

I tell you what, that Hillary Clinton is going to keep me from ever wanting to leave the house. I am so frightened that thoughts of her consume most of my waking moments, and all of my dreams.

 
at 11/12/07, 6:04 AM Blogger Screaming Mimes said...

That's one of my favorites, great job.

Question for you (hope it's not a repeat) - do you color digitally or old school?

 
at 11/12/07, 9:44 AM Blogger Hey Barry Larkin! said...

Good Lord. Pretty virile comments today. How did this all turn into a bash party against the Democrats? Drilling in ANWAR wouldn't have reduced much of the $90 + per barrel that oil now costs. We need alternative fuel sources. That is the solution.

Nice cartoon, by the way.

 
at 11/12/07, 11:51 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey BARRY LARKIN:

You are correct in that we need alternative fuel sources.

But in the meantime we should extract each and every ounce of oil that we can.

ANWAR and offshore is the place to start. Had we been AGGRESSIVE about this ten years ago, I think it would have had some inpact on the current oil situation.

It has been the Democrats and envio wacos who, hand-in-hand have
fought against this drilling which is so necessary.

Clinton could have jumped on board in 1997 by signing the bill presented by the wise Republicans who sent it to him.

 
at 11/12/07, 7:30 PM Anonymous Reality Check said...

2:18 PM Made perfect sense, but it seems some people still have a problem with reality.

If we are to go off oil, we start with a moratorium on new drilling; no lust to ruin ANWER will change that. Here's to President Bill Clinton for doing the right thing in '97.

 
at 11/12/07, 7:34 PM Anonymous Reality Check said...

Correction: BTW, it's ANWR . . .

 
at 11/13/07, 6:00 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reality Check said:
If we are to go off oil, we start with a moratorium on new drilling; no lust to ruin ANWER will change that. Here's to President Bill Clinton for doing the right thing in '97.

Do you recall the Reagan-Carter Presidential Debates in 1980? Way back then there may have been a chance to harm the environment at ANWAR - but NOT NOW. With advancesnin technology we are assured of a zero chance of harming anythng way up there at ANWAR.

And why should we stop drilling for new oil when the project to get off oil may take up to 50 years?

You may want to salute Clinton for being a "chicken" in 1997, but I look upon him as a failure. Aggressive oil exploration offshore and at ANWAR may have caused those OPEC guys to increase production, thus cheap gas prices now. Make sense to me.

And I fault both Clinton and Bush for not being aggressive in calling for up to 100 more gas refineries throughout the U.S.

But the bulk of the blame on this problem goes to Clinton.

 
at 11/13/07, 8:37 PM Anonymous Reality Check said...

Yes folks, some people would "Blame Clinton" for their parking ticket!

Seriously:

Reality Check 1: Oil was $30 a barrel in early 2003. Neither Bill Clinton nor Democrats were in charge in Washington D.C. at that time; if any blame must be placed, its rather obvious who is to blame (more specifically, which event).

Reality Check 2: In 2005, a rupture in the Alaska pipeline spilled up to 800,000 gallons of oil; BP has covered up the full details. It was largely attributed to poorly maintained pipes. No "advanced technology" will ever be a match for human stupidity (see Exxon Valdez, and its drunk captain)

Reality Check 3: Due to sheer cheapness, oil companies have failed to build a new oil refinery in the US in 30 years, opting to build in third world nations with lower wages and more leniency towards pollution. Meanwhile, existing refineries have suffered breakdown after breakdown due to poor maintenance.

Reality Check 4: Asking for more oil now is like a drug addict swearing he'll get off, but still saying he needs more drugs . . .



Repeat: Bill Clinton courageously stood up to Big Oil in 1997 to preserve ANWR, none of your whining will change that . . .

 
at 11/14/07, 7:58 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO REALITY CHECK:

Have you considered the folliwng regarding ANWR oil drilling........

Only 8% of ANWR Would Be Considered for Exploration Only the 1.5 million acre or 8% on the northern coast of ANWR is being considered for development. The remaining 17.5 million acres or 92% of ANWR will remain permanently closed to any kind of development. If oil is discovered, less than 2000 acres of the over 1.5 million acres of the Coastal Plain would be affected. That¹s less than half of one percent of ANWR that would be affected by production activity

. Revenues to the State and Federal Treasury Federal revenues would be enhanced by billions of dollars from bonus bids, lease rentals, royalties and taxes. Estimates on bonus bids for ANWR by the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Interior for the first 5 years after Congressional approval are 4.2 billion dollars.


3. Jobs To Be Created Between 250,000 and 735,000 ANWR jobs are estimated to be created by development of the Coastal Plain.

Economic Impact Between 1977 and 2004, North Slope oil field development and production activity contributed over $50 billion to the nations economy, directly impacting each state in the union.

5. America's Best Chance for a Major Discovery The Coastal Plain of ANWR is America's best possibility for the discovery of another giant "Prudhoe Bay-sized" oil and gas discovery in North America. U.S. Department of Interior estimates range from 9 to 16 billion barrels of recoverable oil.

6. North Slope Production in Decline The North Slope oil fields currently provide the U.S. with nearly 16% of it's domestic production and since 1988 this production has been on the decline. Peak production was reached in 1980 of two million barrels a day, but has been declining to a current level of 943,000 barrels a day.

Imported Oil Too Costly In 2004 the US imported an average of 58% of its oil and during certain months up to 64%. That equates to over $150 billion in oil imports and over $170 billion including refined petroleum products. That¹s $19.9 million dollars an hour! Including defence costs the number would be nearly a trillion dollars.

8. No Negative Impact on Animals Oil and gas development and wildlife are successfully coexisting in Alaska 's arctic. For example, the Central Arctic Caribou Herd (CACH) which migrates through Prudhoe Bay has grown from 3000 animals to its current level of 32,000 animals. The arctic oil fields have very healthy brown bear, fox and bird populations equal to their surrounding areas.

9. Arctic Technology Advanced technology has greatly reduced the 'footprint" of arctic oil development. If Prudhoe Bay were built today, the footprint would be 1,526 acres, 64% smaller.

10. Alaskans Support More than 75% of Alaskans favor exploration and production in ANWR. The Inupiat Eskimos who live in and near ANWR support onshore oil development on the Coastal Plain.

And........The Eskimos support it 8 to 1.

 
at 11/14/07, 9:37 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to get your propaganda - love to see the source. Let's drill in Yellowstone next - or cut the tops off all the Rockies - anything so that our lifestyles needn't change in any way! I need to leave my lights on all night and my heat at 75 degrees even when I'm at work, why don't the democrats understand that?

 
at 11/14/07, 12:09 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:37 AM Anonymous said:

Way to get your propaganda - love to see the source. Let's drill in Yellowstone next - or cut the tops off all the Rockies - anything so that our lifestyles needn't change in any way! I need to leave my lights on all night and my heat at 75 degrees even when I'm at work, why don't the democrats understand that?

Drill in Yellowstone?
Drill in Grand Canyon?
Cut tops off Rockies?

Look at this way: If oil was discovered in Yellowstone and/or Grand Canyon - I'm confident that we could extract it safely with absolutely no harm to the environemnt. Also, we would ask a few generations of people to make the sacrifice not to enjoy it, and then when oil is depleted, we would return it to its original condition.
After all our grandparents sacrificed through the 1930s, 1940s, Great Depression- WW II.

Your suggestion may have merritt.

 
at 11/14/07, 6:30 PM Anonymous Reality Check said...

#8 was the big tell-tale the whole thing is BS.

The rise in caribou had more to do with the decline in the arctic wolf population (their main predator) than anything; with wolf populations on the rise again due to reintroduction from captivity, enforcement of poaching laws, and natural reproduction, the caribou population is dropping back to its old levels . . .

 
at 11/18/07, 4:15 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

how many innocent lives is one barrel worth?

 
at 11/18/07, 4:26 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

how many limbs were blown away for this one?

 
at 11/19/07, 12:18 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

patriots statistics

Leaders
Passing Yards: T. Brady 3059
Passing TDs: T. Brady 38
Rushing Yards: L. Maroney 436
Rushing TDs: S. Morris 3
Receiving Yards: R. Moss 1052
Receiving TDs: R. Moss 16
Interceptions: A. Samuel 4

Offense (Rank)
Yards: 4368 (1)
Passing Yards: 3050 (1)
Rushing Yards: 1318 (4)
Points per game: 41.1 (1)
Yards per game: 436.8 (1)
Touchdowns: 48 (1)
Field Goals: 11 (29)


AFC East Division
Team W L T Pct
New England 10 0 0 1.000
Buffalo 5 5 0 .500
New York 2 8 0 .200
Miami 0 10 0 .000



Schedule 2007
Week Date Opp Info
1 9/9 @ NYJ W 38-14
2 9/16 vs. SD W 38-14
3 9/23 vs. Buf W 38-7
4 10/1 @ Cin W 34-13
5 10/7 vs. Cle W 34-17
6 10/14 @ Dal W 48-27
7 10/21 @ Mia W 49-28
8 10/28 vs. Was W 52-7
9 11/4 @ Ind W 24-20
10 Bye Week
11 11/18 @ Buf W 56-10
12 11/25 vs. Phi
13 12/3 @ Bal
14 12/9 vs. Pit
15 12/16 vs. NYJ
16 12/23 vs. Mia
17 12/29 @ NYG

 
at 11/19/07, 12:19 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

way to go bush!

 
at 11/19/07, 5:56 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

gives new meaning to the phrase "Costs an arm and a leg!" not to mention a few eyeballs and chunks of grey matter

 
at 11/19/07, 5:56 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I never knew ye!" Christ

 
at 11/19/07, 5:57 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

need to write the names of the soldiers and innocent Iraqi children on each barrell, the ones who died for that barrell (we can send them some McDonald's gift certificates for Christmas)

 
at 11/20/07, 9:05 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

need to put the kids' pictures on the barrels instead of wheaties boxes

 
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